Bethel Mennonite Church in Langley held its first in-person service since last November, on April 25. Members gathered outdoors in the parking lot under umbrellas.
“It was a wonderful time of reading Scripture, prayer and communion, and was such a blessing to be able to gather again,” said an entry on the church website. “We also had an online Zoom gathering at the same time, with sharing, prayer and communion. It was encouraging to know that the church was gathering in different ways at the same time, and we know many more would have liked to attend!”
Indoor in-person gatherings are still not allowed, according to the Provincial Health Officer, but walks are allowed, so the Bethel Outreach Committee is inviting the congregation to meet outside together, whether at home or in a park, to pray for each other and the church community.
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